Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 19, 1709-1714. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 21 Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bishop of Gloucester takes the Oaths.
This Day Edward Lord Bishop of Gloucester took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. London and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain a Clause in an Act of Parliament of the Tenth Year of Her Majesty's Reign, for laying several Duties upon all Soap and Paper made in Great Britain, or imported into the same; and upon chequered and striped Linens imported; and upon certain Silks, Callicoes, Linens, and Stuffs, printed, painted or stained; and upon several Kinds of stamped Vellum, Parchment, and Paper; and upon certain printed Pamphlets and Advertisements, for raising the Sum of Eighteen Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of a Lottery; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned; so far as the said Act relates to Lawns, Canvas, Buckrams, Barras, and Silesia Neckloths;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Trent River Navigable, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual an Act of the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of King William, intituled, An Act for making and keeping the River Trent, in the Counties of Leicester, Derby and Stafford, navigable."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Saturday next.
Ordered, That the Petition of John Gery, which was ordered to lie on the Table till the Second Reading of the said Bill be referred to the Consideration of the said Committee; and that the Petitioner may be heard, by his Counsel, before their Lordships; as may also Counsel be heard for the Bill, at the same Time.
Faulconer & al. versus Mushet & al.
The House being moved, (with the Consent of both Parties) "That the Hearing of the Cause wherein John Faulconer Esquire and others are Appellants, and John Mushet and others are Respondents, which was appointed to be heard on Friday next, may be put off to some further Day:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Tuesday the Twenty-ninth Day of this Instant June, at Eleven a Clock.
Brown versus Mitton:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Jeremiah Brown Gentleman, from a Decree of the Master of the Rolls, the 13th of November 1711, and the Confirmation thereof by the then Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of Great Britain, upon re-hearing the Cause, the Tenth of May 1712, on the Behalf of John Mitton, since deceased; praying, "that the Decree and Proceedings thereupon may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of Thomas Mitton, put in thereunto, and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
It is Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dimissed this House; and that the Decree and Confirmation thereof therein complained of be, and the same is hereby, affirmed.
Queen's Bounty to poor Clergy, Bill.
Ordered, That on Thursday next, the House be put into a Committee to take into further Consideration, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the making more effectual Her Majesty's Gracious Intentions, for the Augmentation of the Maintenance of the poor Clergy;" and that some of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer do then attend their Lordships.
Coke against River Trent Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Thomas Cooke Esquire, Vice Chamberlain to Her Majesty, shewing; "That, in the Bill depending in this House, intituled, An Act for making more effectual an Act of the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of King William, intituled, An Act for making and keeping the River Trent, in the Counties of Leicester, Derby, and Stafford, navigable; he is advised, there are several Clauses tending manifestly to the Prejudice of his Estate adjoining to the said River; and praying, that he may be heard, by his Counsel, against the said Bill:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill is committed; and that the Petitioner may be heard by his Counsel thereupon, before the said Committee.
Barker versus Barker.
Ordered, That the Cause wherein Sir William Barker is Appellant, and William Barker and others are Respondents, which was appointed to be heard Tomorrow be put off to Wednesday, and the other Causes removed one Day in Course.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.